Bomb Threat Closes Jennie F. Snapp

By Jon Bruce

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 3, 2007 at 7:40 PM EDT

An Endicott Middle School plays it safe and closes its doors Wednesday.

It cancelled all classes after receiving a bomb threat Tuedsay night.

Students were turned away from Jennie F. Snap Middle School Wednesday morning.

Instead of holding classes, police and school administrators searched for a bomb.

Village of Endicott police received reports of a threat sometime last night.

Police say no bomb was found, but Union-Endicott's Superintendent closed the school as a safety precaution.

"We do not think there's a problem but in this day and age we just don't want to take chances," says UE Superintendent Dr. James Coon.

While the doors still remain locked, Endicott Police say the building is safe and anticipate students return to classes Thursday.

"The building has been checked very thoroughly by school staff that know the building best and would know what was suspicious and what's not. At this point we believe the building to be safe. I wouldn't hesitate to send my own child back into it," says Capt. James Sherrin of Endicott Police.

The district and police aren't sure if the threat was made by students or someone outside the district...

But Superintendent Coon believes there will be serious repercussions for those found responsible.

"It's a very severe thing, Its not permitted by law or by our student code of conduct. And unfortunately if kids are caught doing this and it can be proven guilty of the charges, there's severe consequences," says Coon.

Coon says all afternoon activities were held as scheduled.

And school will re-open Thursday.

Endicott police say anyone charged in connection with the threat could face felony charges.

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